Woman Held For ‘Defaming’ Laos is Refused Family Visits

A Lao woman arrested on Sept. 12 on charges of defaming the country is still being kept from seeing family members until completion of a police investigation into her activities, sources told RFA’s Lao Service on Thursday.

Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, was arrested on Sept. 12 after she posted criticism on Facebook of the slow government response to floods on Sept. 5 in the country’s southern Champassak and Salavan provinces, sources told RFA in earlier reports.


RFA’s Lao Service